By Steve Taggart
The Portuguese property market is showing significant signs of improvement, as domestic and international buyers alike take advantage of the low prices that the Iberian country now offers.
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Club Albufeira Updates and General information about the Algarve for the holiday maker.
A 31-year-old man originally from Arbroath, Scotland, has gone missing in Lagos (Western Algarve) less than a month after moving to Portugal to start a new job at a local eatery.
According to details on his Facebook page, missing Scot Jon Anderson Edwards had started a new job as a sous chef at the Rockfood Café at the end of August.
His last posting on the social network site was on 12 September and he is believed to have disappeared between 13-15 September.
As temperatures fall and the slow burn of summer slips into autumn, Portugal seems to exhale a warm sigh and again take on a quieter, softer edge. Like spring, the climate is wonderfully mild; still warm enough to enjoy sunbathing and water sports, but cool enough to be able to do some serious hiking. During autumn, the north of Portugal can receive quite a bit of rain, but on the sunny southern coast it remains mostly fine, with only a few wet days a month. The highlight of an autumnal visit is the opportunity to combine some fantastic bird watching with your walking holiday. Portugal is home to many spectacular species of birds of prey which are a magnificent sight as they move down the coast along with other colourful migrating communities.
Sir Cliff Richard appeared happy and relaxed in the company of friends as he was pictured in public for the first time since his home in Berkshire was searched two weeks ago.
Last week the 73-year-old entertainer flew to the UK from Portugal to face an interview under caution by South Yorkshire Police detectives investigating a sex crime claim involving a young boy.
However, following a return to the Continent, Sir Cliff was seen laughing with friends over pizza and champagne as the sun went down near his holiday home in the Algarve.
The region of Albufeira is shown to have the highest number of beaches with that problem, having 24 beaches where cliffs could crumble onto the sands below.
Lagoa comes second, with 17 beaches flagged followed by Vila do Bispo, Portimão, Aljezur, Lagos and Silves.
Most people are all too aware of the Algarve’s appeal. Since the 1960s, mainland Portugal’s southernmost region has attracted droves of British house buyers and holidaymakers wishing to experience the area’s beautifully diverse coastline and take advantage of the tourist infrastructure that was rapidly created in the wake of this demand.On the whole, Portugal tends to be a......